This article is part of our College Basketball Waiver Wire series.
The last 10 days all of the worry about Kentucky has melted away. Kentucky took care of business against North Carolina in Chicago, then went to Louisville and came away with a win. Is this the same team that crushed by Duke in the Champions Classic? It is, but coach John Calipari is getting his rotation in order and some of the freshmen are progressing.
The ACC should once again be the best conference with Duke, Virginia and North Carolina at the top, but the SEC should be really intriguing. Tennessee, Auburn and Kentucky make for a strong trio. Florida is defending well and Mississippi State is very strong. It is a shame that Vanderbilt and Missouri lost their best players (Darius Garland and Jontay Porter) for the season. There shouldn't be an easy win during the season as even South Carolina should be competitive.
Let's take a spin around the country to see who has been performing well and could be picked up. Many of the players started slowly, so their overall numbers may not reflect what they have done lately.
Chaundee Brown, guard, Wake Forest Demon Deacons
It looks like this might be a lost season for the Demon Deacons. They have lost to teams such as Houston Baptists and Gardner-Webb, which is not something ACC teams should do. The good news is that the 6-foot-5 Brown appears to be growing into a nice scorer. He has put up at least 12 points in his last six